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Old 06-25-2012, 02:44 PM   #531
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Got mine done last week. The tint guy said Texas requires 40% front sides, 20% rear sides, and no minimum on the hatch, but Tintlaws.com says that TX requires 25% all sides, no minimum on hatch, so not sure which one is right. I'd think he'd be keeping up with the most recent laws considering he owns the business. If I can really have 25% up front, I'm thinking I may go get the front sides re-done. Although...they don't look that different to me....

I found this on Texas' Department of Public Safety website. I wish we were this lenient in UT.

Window Tint Standards can be found in the Texas Administrative Code, Title 37, Part 1, Rulež21.1.

Note: Windows immediately to the right and left of the driver that have less than 25% light transmission will fail inspection, regardless of the year model of the vehicle.


http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/vi/...windowTint.htm

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Old 06-25-2012, 02:55 PM   #532
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Thanks for that....it's nice to have a copy of the ACTUAL law. We do have it better in TX than a lot of states. There are some that don't allow ANY tint on the two front windows, which would SUCK.
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:40 PM   #533
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One more thing, I was wondering what everyone's experience was with the curing time. It's been about a 100 degrees here over the weekend and was wondering if two days is long enough to wait to roll the windows down. I've been melting in my car waiting for the ac to cool it down
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:47 PM   #534
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Very likely. The 3-5 day curing time they suggest probably has a safety margin built in for people who park their cars in dark, cool garages. If it's been sitting out in the sun, they're likely dry enough to tolerate being rolled down.

I've accidentally rolled down several windows on the same day as the tint was installed & nothing ever came of it. The girl that picked me up in my current car when the tint was done rolled down the passenger window an hour after it was tinted because she couldn't figure out how to unlock the doors. It's also fine.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:21 PM   #535
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Got mine done three weeks ago. When I look out of the front windows (50%) it is hazy. This really irritates me when I look at my mirrors. Is this normal? Or should I call the place that did it and have them check it out?
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:24 PM   #536
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Do you know what brand of tint they used? That's kind-of immaterial, really, because no new tint job should be hazy, but it's a LITTLE more expected from the cheap-o films some places use. If they installed 3M, etc., this would be very surprising.

Either way, you should have some sort of warranty, so by all means...take it back. Three weeks is more than enough time for the tint to clear up.
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I checked the Geoshields website, which is the brand of tint I used, and they say that hazing and bubbles is normal for 4 - 6 weeks while the film cures. Also under my warranty they say that clarity is guaranteed and they will replace it if the hazing doesn't disappear. YMMV depending on your brand of tint, but I would check their website to see what they say.

http://www.geoshieldusa.com/autowarranty.html

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Old 06-25-2012, 04:48 PM   #538
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Just got my car back from tintcrafters of SW Denver and they used Llumar 3M tint which has been great stuff for me in the past. Got 20% all around,15% on the hatch and sunroof which was already dark so it's close to 5% now. $240 for a lifetime job.
Such an amazing difference inside the car which now feels more enclosed more now that it's darker and cooler.





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just got mine tinted a few hours ago

20% strip on the windshield
50% Front windows
20% back windows + backglass

Before:


On this one u see thru the bacl glass and this pic was taken during night


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^Hey fatty hater... I would think your car might want to be slammed to rock out that scraping sticker. It would take a shit load of bbw to scrape that stocker. Let me guess... Your 15 and a half. Mommy and daddy picked you up your first car and the first thing you decided to do was get some vinyl to demean women. Good luck with that. As you get older you will realize that putting people down gets you no where in life and is only a mask for your lack of self worth. Rant over.
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